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drunk, killing one of his teammates. this comes one week african can city chiefs player belcher killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. nbc's sara story has the story for us this morning and the tragic news inside the nfl. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road, causing his vehicle to flip at least one time. >> reporter: irving police say josh brent was drive whgt mercedes flipped and landed on its top. the passenger was jerry brown jr., a linebacker on the cowboys' practice squad. officers say the car was on fire when they arrived on scene. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> reporter: investigators say brown was unresponsive and later died at a hospital. they say speed and alcohol were factors in the crush. brent failed a field sobriety test. >> based on his performance of those tests, along with our officers' observations and the conversations they had with him, he was placed under arrest for
that the explosion took place in a busy street in a southern city where local government offices are located. accounts also say the blast occurred as pilgrims were making a trip to a nearby holy site. not sure how many were among the casualties. it's about 60 miles south of baghdad. derrick ward, live at the news desk. >>> it's down to the wire. less than 24 hours from the miss cliff deadline. congress is reportedly inching closer toward a deal. the house will reconvene at 9:00 this morning. the senate will return to capitol hill at 11:00 a.m. talks hit a standstill yesterday after mitch mcconnell proposed social security cuts. democrats rejected the plan, aides say. there has been what they call constructive movement on key issues like taxes, including a compromise on where to set higher rates for wealthier americans and avoid a jump in inheritance taxes. vice president joe biden is taking over as lead negotiator for the democrats. >> still time left to reach an agreement. we intend to continue negotiations. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner
's happened again. police begin a second search for the person who pushed someone off a new york city subway platform. >>> the 12 and 13-year-olds facing charges in a brazen crime in northern virginia. >>> more winter weather rolling in for the weekend. the >>> all right. grab the skis, the snowboard, it's time to hit the slopes again. the winter storm and cold temperatures helping ski resorts to open this weekend. white tail resort in pennsylvania opens for the season this morning. for now, they'll have four slopes operating, two other nearby resort, round top and liberty, open tomorrow. wisp in western maryland is open with eight runs available. >> i'm ready. we're ready to see snow. >> are you a snow person, a ski person? >> i'm not a ski person. i'm from texas. why would i be a ski person? how on earth would that be possible? no, i'm not. as a matter of fact, my mother came in from texas and will be with me for a couple of weeks. i'm hoping she'll see snow. v.j., possible? >> she won't have to go far. i know you live nearby. let's talk about that snowfall event coming up. it will be cold
in one u.s. city. >>> plus, the historic event that changed the record books for gay marriage in this country overnight. >>> it's another new storm for us. we have everything from snow to sleet and rain on tap for today. what might be your neighborhood seeing? >>> a live look at the roads in lorton right now. traffic is already starting to pick up. it's smooth sailing at this point, but you can expect much different driving conditions later this morning as the rain and snow moves in. veronica will have the forecast in a minute. >> it's being called a tragic number. chicago recently reached 500 homicides in the calendar year. the latest was a deadly shooting outside a convenience store. the city's police superintendent says the sad milestone is reflective of gang violence and illegal guns. but residents say it's much simpler than that. >> there's no magic spell that can end it. you know, it's a matter of people and neighborhoods coming together and deciding that it's not going to happen. >> last year the windy city had 435 murders. the last time chicago reached the 500 mark was
that touched down in the new zealand city of auckland. these people were up close and personal as huge blasts the wind, heavy rain, as well as flying debris tore through the nation's largest city. the storm killed three people and forced hundreds from their homes. it's the deadliest tornado to hit there in more than 60 years. >>> we're getting a better idea this morning of how costly the damage from hurricane sandy is for the east coast. new jersey governor chris christie says superstorm sandy caused $37 billion in damages to his state. christie was in washington, making stops at the white house and capitol hill, asking lawmakers for an additional $83 billion in his state as well as new york and connecticut. today we'll learn the fate of a tour bus driver for a crash that killed 15 passengers. the jury will announce a verdict for williams today, who's accused of running a bus off the road and striking a pole in new york city in 2011. he's pled not guilty to manslaughter, claiming a tractor-trailer cut him off. prosecutors say he was tired and may have fallen asleep. if convicted, he faces 15
, you're feeling like 23. 21 right now the windchill reading in fairfax city and falls church. a cold one indeed this morning. 30 degrees under a partly cloudy sky. later today, we're going to see more clouds moving in. these will be high clouds. so today we'll be getting filtered sunshine throughout the area. as far as your forecast goes, here we go, folks. 32 degrees at 8:00 a.m. it will be cold. cool conditions by 10:00, 11:00 a.m. your temperature of 39 degrees. 46 the high. not too bad. but we could pick up a sprinkle for your late afternoon, evening hours. even around midnight. which should be around 39. let's get a look at first 4 traffic again with alexis davies. >> thank you, veronica. still tracking breaking news involving a tractor-trailer northbound 28. we've got three right lanes blocked right now due to the accident. left lanes are getting by. traveling elsewhere on the roadways, maryland beltway is running very smoothly right now. no incidents reported as you travel through montgomery county. we have a live look now here at university boulevard and the beltway there. ru
this morning. this is video from the city of sendai. just moments ago authorities lifted the tsunami warning. this all happened in the same place hit hard but a 9.0 quake in march of 2011. so far no reports of any damage. >>> the owner of a bangladesh clothing company where 112 people were killed in a fire last month lost its fire safety certification in june. the owner told the associated press he was only authorized to build a three-story facility. he illegally expanded it to eight stories and was adding a ninth floor at the time of the fire. despite the violation, the factory produced clothes for disney, walmart, and esears. >>> the time is 6:02. we're waiting for the labor department to release november jobs report in just over two hours. economists are predicting that fewer over 200,000 jobs were created last month, in part because of sandy. they feel the unemployment rate will remain at 7.9%. they're also concerned that the fiscal cliff is keeping jobs from hiring. vice president joe biden will have lunch with a group of middle class americans. their taxes could sky rocket if congress
of the palace of president mohamed morsi. last night, the city saw the worst violence since last month when morsi announced near absolute power. the conflict continues over the proposed constitution drafted by morsi's allies. many fear it would revert the country to an authoritarian government. >>> the syrian military has reportedly begun loading the chemicals for a deadly nerve gas into aerial bombs that could be dropped from dozens of fighter bombers. they're reportedly just waiting on word from president assad to fire. >> our concerns are that an increasingly desperate assad regime might turn to chemical weapons. we have sent a -- an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line, and those responsible would be held to account. >> meanwhile, germany plans to send 400 soldiers as well as patriot missiles to turkey, syria's border. >>> d.c. police are trying to figure out what led to a stabbing in front of the australian embassy. this happened just after 10:00 last night on rhode island avenue just near scotts circle in northwest. police tell us a man was stabbed in the side. he was
in a calendar year. the latest was a deadly shooting outside a convenience store. the city's police superintendent says the sad milestone is reflective of gang violence and illegal guns. kids need to learn other ways to resolve their problems. >> teaching our young people alternative dispute resolution, nonviolent strategies for addressing conflict, and getting guns off the street. >> last year the windy city had 435 murders. the last time chicago reached the 500 mark was in 2008. >>> a new york woman is facing multiple federal charges accused of helping a man kill two firefighters lured to a burning home. authorities say dawn nguyen bought the guns used in those murders. she was william spangler's neighbor, and police say she knew he was not allowed to own a gun because he was a felon. on christmas eve, spangler shot and killed two volunteer firefighters after setting a huge fire. he also injured three others before killing himself. >>> more than two weeks after the mass school shooting in connecticut, the first lawsuit has surfaced. it's on behalf of a student who was inside the s
on the roadways, 95 northbound is clear and incident-free as you travel from dale city up to the springfield milling ton interchange. a live look at 95 north of the occoquan where travel speeds are ten minutes up to the beltway. erika? >>> thanks a lot. the washington redskins, you'll be hearing a lot from them this week. they're in the playoffs. they clinched the nfc title last night by beating the boys in blue. the cowboys 28-18 last night. it was the 'skins seventh straight win after starting the season 3-6. redskins fans have been waiting five years to see their team in the post-season. a couple of guys who were still in high school during the last playoff appearance are to thank. our dan hellie caught up with robert griffin, iii and alfred morris. >> i believe it was terrell owens that once said, get your popcorn ready because the redskins are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2007. they got there as the nfc east champions. first division title since 1999. they will be hosting a home playoff game next sunday taking on the seattle seahawks at 4:30. they got there not because
to a very important event. >> we are supposed to be the city of tourists. >> the security tightened up, believe it or not. those of us that will be covering it out in the stands we cannot get into the capital without having more security, and that shows you hpowehow wor they are about things. >>> and d.c.'s godfather, of course, left us, and chuck brown died this year, and d.c. radio veteran, bernie mccain, who washingtonians will remember. >> and yeah, this is eddie williams, the oldest living resident of washington, d.c. passed away this year, what, 112 years old. but there are so many folks that we lost and i thought of al frey, jr., too. >> and speaking of the lady who -- andy williams, i remember her, she was always a spark at the luncheon, and 112 years old. >> they left a legacy. >>> thank you. that's "reporters notebook," and thank you for watching. "news4 today" continues. stay with us. >>> and we begin a live look at union station. if this is any indication of how to dress today, you will need to layer up. a windy morning is here, and that's expected to be a very special spot
in parts of washington state and oregon over the weekend. today, denver and salt lake city are expected up to 6 inches of snow. even parts of northern arizona and new mexico could wind up with snow on the ground. the midwest is expecting to see snow from that same system later this week. >>> of course, the big question is how far east will that system make its way. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein has the full forecast. tom? >> santa has retractible wheels on the snow. if there's no snow, he'll make here. we have a cloudy sky here. but a few breaks in the clouds around the brew ridge in shenandoah valley. the fog earlier this evening has dissipated. we've got the winds increasing. right now we're in the 40s to around 50 degrees. much of the region. the winds are gusting around 15 miles per hour. hometown forecast, waldorf, charles county by 6:30 near 50 and breaks in the clouds and partly sunny by noontime into the mid 50s and slight chance of a sprinkle. slight chance of sprinkles during the perhaps late morning and early afternoon and otherwise just clouds coming through. highs rea
in washington as well. there's a live view from the city camera. showing no fog around. a lot of the fog dissipated last night as winds increased out of the southwest sweeping the fog away. we still have a lot of cloudiness over the region this morning. breaks in the clouds to our south, though and southwest and we'll have a little bit of sunshine perhaps this morning, temperatures right now generally in the 40s to near 50 in the suburbs as well. around the bay, southern maryland, northern neck and eastern shore, in the low to mid 50s as well as through central virginia. low 40s in the shenandoah valley. here's your four-day forecast. midday, chance of a few sprinkles, perhaps 10:00, 11:00 this morning until 1:00 or 2:00 this afternoon. small chance of sprinkles. otherwise, partly sunny, highs reaching the mid and upper 50s. winds gusting to 30 miles an hour. that's going to start perhaps later this morning and during the afternoon. winds diminish tonight and sunny tomorrow. a cold start. afternoon highs low 50s. low 50s on thursday with rain likely during the afternoon and evening. clea
as the northeast prepares for round two. >>> twice in one month. a person pushed off a new york city subway platform. the odd behavio >>> 5:16 right now. two of the three men accused of brutally beating a capitol hill man will be in court. police say tommy branch and sunny kuti attacked and robbed maslin in august. he was in a coma for nearly two months. branch and kuti are due in court at 9:30. the third person, michael moore, waived his right to a hearing. >>> today the man accused of walking into sandy hook elementary school in virginia with a 2 by 4 will also be in court. that happened last week in strasburg. 33-year-old christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on that board. he made general statements about school safety. no one was hurt. johnson is charged with disorderly conduct. >>> the loudoun county sheriff's office is investigating a deadly shooting. it happened around 7:00 last night in sterling. deputies found the victims shot to death near great trail terrace and trail run terrace. his name has not been released. detectives believe the man was targeted. anyone with informa
. this is the second time this month someone has been shoved on to the train tracks and killed in new york city. >>> today begins a painful goodbye to two firefighters killed in a christmas eve ambush. people in the town of webster, new york, are getting ready to attend the wakes of those fallen firefighters who were shot as they responded to a fire. monday morning, volunteer firefighters mike chiapperini and tomasz coe zouk a were shot by spengler. two other firefighters were wounded. funerals are set for sunday. >>> a busy day at the mall turned into chaos in newport news, virginia. police were called to the mall about 7:00 last night for the report of a fight. they controlled the situation and left. but they had to come back less than an hour later. that time they found a mob of teenagers fighting. when officers stepped in, the teens targeted police officers. five teens were arrest ds and the mall closed early. >>> virginia's attorney general plans to appeal a ruling that would free a former death row inmate ordered justin wolf freed within ten days because prosecutors didn't retry him withi
else in the city, if you plan on using metro, give yourself extra time because you can expect an hour delay on metro, five metro stations are closed. the agency is doing track work on all of lines, tacoma, silver spring, forest glenn, wheaton, glennmont on red line are closed. free shuttle buss will be available. shuttles will replace trains between archives and waterfront on the green line. and no yellow line service between ft. totten and archives. and single tracking on the orange and blue lines to remember as well. >> another traffic alert. now the jingle all the way 8k race has several streets closed. race began just a few minutes ago. this is a look at the course, parts of pennsylvania avenue in northwest are closed. independence avenue in southwest along other streets are also closed until noon today. >>> dallas cowboys defensive tackle josh brent will appear in court facing possible manslaughter charges after crashing his car and killing his teammate, jerry brown. brent released a statement to his agent that said, quote,my devastated and filled with grief for the loss of my cl
of president mohamed morsi. last night, the city saw the worst violence since last month when morsi announced near absolute power. the conflict continues over the proposed constitution drafted by morsi's allies. many fear it would revert the country to an authoritarian government. >>> we're getting more news about the united nations peace envoy for syria. that meeting is expected to happen later today in dublin. the military there has reportedly begun loading aerial bombs with a deadly nerve gas. this meeting signals fresh hopes of a breakthrough to end syria's 21-month civil war. >>> new this morning, d.c. firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked the flames at an apartment building in southeast washington. this fire started around 1:30 along minnesota avenue. fortunately, no one was hurt. we're told at least three families had to find another place to sleep. >>> this morning, d.c. police are trying to figure out what led to a stabbing in front of the australian embassy. this happened just after 10:00 last night. police tell us a man was stabbed in the side and was conscious and bre
is meteorologist tom kierein. >> good morning. there's capitol hill. that's a live view from our city camera on this christmas eve morning right now reagan national is right at the freezing mark. and elsewhere it's a little above freezing near the waters and around the bay. we have a lot of cloudiness. this cloud cover has been with us here overnight. a little bit of that moon low on the western sky trying to shine through the high overcast. a few breaks in the clouds over central shenandoah valley. sprinkles of rain southern virginia, the carolinas, kentucky, tennessee. that is coming into some colder air so as it does approach us later today we may have a little bit of a wintry mix later this morning around the areas west and north of washington. right now it's all in the 20s. most of the region from west virginia all of the way to the atlantic shore except right near the waters is generally a little above freezing there. we do have a winter weather advisory and freezing rain advisory for some icing and maybe a little bit of snow in the mountains of western maryland. highlands in west virg
to stealing $400,000 that was designated for city youth programs. plus, the on going investigation into d.c. mayor vincent gray's 2010 campaign. harris pleaded guilty to a $650,000 shadow campaign to help elect gray. two other campaign workers pleaded guilty to a separate scheme to pay minor candidate brown for his sharp criticism of mayor fenty. and then the d.c. baseball team made playoffs. the washington nationals earned the best record in baseball on the way to clinching the nl east, and then they lost. >> the washington redskins select rg3. >> he proved he could live up to the expectations and he broke the rookie record for rushing, and the fans love him. his jersey became the best-selling jersey in nfl history. and the number one story of 2012, a powerful storm everybody now knows, strong winds and heavy rains swept through the washington region killing more than a dozen people on friday june 29th. winds and trees were sent crashing on homes and cars, and the storm knocked out 911 in some areas. it left more than 100,000 people without power during the summer heat for days. >>> you
for christmas in the holy city of bethlehem. >>> and we probably won't see a white christmas this year in d.c., but there's a chance >>> in the rush to get things done during the busy holiday season most can agree there are many things that can really test our patience. there are plenty of ways to overcome the things you dread most about this crazy time of year. >> reporter: the crowds of christmas not surprisingly top the 2012 list of the most dreaded aspects of the holiday season. >> crowds and long lines. battling elbow to elbow in stores and getting the perfect gift, it drives people crazy. >> he analyzes the survey of some 1,100 americans and what they dread the most this time of year. coming in in second place is worry about weight gain. >> people over indulge this time of year and they told us their biggest indulgences are desserts, pastries and cookies, are it, so watch out for that. >> and the survey also uncovered dread overrunning up debt. >> it's still weighing on peoples' minds and they are trying to be, if not frugal, very responsible with their shopping dollars. >> obviously
. santa is set to take off on the water around 1:00 p.m. >> a city in northern portugal could be home to the world's largest santa. it's illuminated by 250,000 l.e.d. lights and took 17 trucks, two cranes and eight days to get this santa seated there. construction took more than three years. this massive santa will light the city until january 7th. >> wow. those are some boots. to put this in perspective, the lincoln memorial here is about 100 feet. this is 98 feet. just imagine the lincoln memorial as santa. >> jolly old elf sitting up there. >> how long do you keep it up for? >> just through the 7th
the city has spend $700,000 on new meters. d.c.'s department of transportation is working on another way to provide more accessible parking for the disabled. >>> maryland horse racing will stay alive for at least another decade. the maryland jockey club and two breeders associations reached a ten-year deal to keep racing at pimlico race course and laurel park. it guarantees a minimum of 100 racing days per year. it features 146 days of live racing at the major tracks. the maryland racing commission will vote on the proposed schedule today. >>> happening today, a man from woodbridge is getting an early christmas present. he's getting a $1 million check. he won the money in the december 8th powerball driving. on friday, a woman claimed her prize. congratulations. >>> happy people. >>> right. coming up on 6:38 right now. ahead the change some major stores are making after the shooting in connecticut. >>> breaking news. a home invasion ends in gunfire overnight. what police are telling us right now. >>> also, a little rain on the radar. weather and traffic ahead an the 1s. the major roads wh
see this crisis, this massacre, resulting in any changes in the city's gun laws, joe? >> i don't think so quite honestly. we may change this, which is a far leap of what it used to be for many, many decades. this is also about schools, and if i am not mistaken, many of our schools already have school security guards and metal detectors. >> jerry, do you think d.c. can get a new gun ban passed? >> i don't think -- it depends on who is in congress, and depends on who is in the house. this was pulled out before, and a lot of challenges coming out of congress and the supreme court ruled on it. i don't think it's going to change anything necessarily right now. >> d.c., even with the change, has stricter gun control laws than most areas, so i don't think it's going to change much. >> let's tpwaubg what is happening in virginia. there's a number of proposals there. the governor has said that virginia should consider arming teachers, and so has the attorney general who is going to be running for governor, and we see slightly different proposals coming from the likely democratic nominee who has
! >>> this morning dramatic video that touched down in new zealand's biggest city. in auckland a tornado touched down. the storm killed three people and forced hundreds from their homes. it's the deadliest tornado to hit there in more than 60 years. >> incredible video right there. 4:41. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is here with us. we're hoping it turns into a nice weekend, chuck. >> i think it's going to be all right as weekends go. most important thing is it will be two weeks long, and you need the days off to get your christmas shopping and other holiday shopping done. >>> it's not a bad way to get friday morning started, but it is cloudy. temperatures in the mid and upper 30s. what's most important is we're above the freezing mark. hagerstown down 91 through front royal and winchester. not a lot of heavy rain. couple of hundredths inches of rain at most. keeping a close eye up here in the shenandoah valley up into southern pennsylvania, there's a slight little chance of a little freezing rain or sleet mixing in. road services all above freezing.
and west of the new york city and boston metro areas into new england later tonight. for us we'll have clouds in and out tonight after midnight and then sun on christmas day and then christmas evening we'll have clouds closing back in and during the day on wednesday another similar event although this one will have more moisture where we could have a zone of wet snow and sleet north and west of washington and then all rain south and east of it. we do have winter weather advisory for icing and snow out of the mountains for today and tonight if you drive that way later you'll run into that. and then as we get into wednesday, another wintry mix change to rain situation. and over the weekend on saturday stay tuned. weather getting more active. a look at traffic now. >> things are looking great on the interstates taking a look at 395. no serious problems as you head north. things are looking great. worry free at the 14th street bridge. 12-minute ride. taking mass transit, green line single tracking because of a problem at navy yard. aaron? >> another traffic alert for people who are trying
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